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CES 2014: With Project Christine, Razer is taking on modular computing

Project Christine could change the way we look at high-end hardware.


Razer diversified from gaming accessories into full-fledged gaming notebooks, tablets and is now venturing into the world of modular computing.

The ambitious project allows anyone to build, customize and configure a high-end machine without any prior technical knowhow. Project Christine consists of a modular chassis that features slots for all the main hardware components. CPU, GPU, RAM slots and hard discs can be added or removed just by changing the modules. If you require more memory, all you would have to do is install an additional memory module.

The modularity of the chassis means that it has handle various use cases. If you’re a gamer and need more video cards, the chassis can fit in a quad-SLI configuration. If you are more interested in video editing, you can instead choose more RAM modules. Razer will be exclusively making all modules, and will be factory overclocking them so that consumers don’t have to.

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Each module is self-contained and features liquid cooling. The design of the chassis itself looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, and while it does share some similarity with the bold design of the Thermaltake Level 10 chassis, with Project Christine, Razer has taken chassis design to 11.

Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan mentioned that Project Christine is still in its nascent stages, and that Razer will be looking out for consumer feedback to determine what features users would like to see.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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